Category Archives: Health

Tyneside MP pledges support for children with Type 1 diabetes in Newcastle schools

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  Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, has shown her support for children with Type 1 diabetes by backing a Diabetes UK campaign for improved care in school for children living with the condition. The charity’s Make the Grade campaign is seeking to raise awareness of a new law, which means that all schools in England Continue Reading...

Catherine calls on constituents to look after their eyesight by having regular eye tests

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Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, visited Michael Offord Optometrist in Kingston Park in her constituency recently to find out why regular eye tests are so important in preventing blindness. 1.8 million people in the UK are living with sight loss and this figure is set to increase by 115% to nearly 4 million people by Continue Reading...

Newcastle North MP supports campaign for sight loss advisers

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Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has joined forces with the RNIB to back their campaign for everyone diagnosed with sight loss to receive emotional support to come to terms with their condition. Catherine attended the recent Parliamentary launch of The Royal National Institute of Blind People’s (RNIB) new report ‘Being There When it Matters’, which Continue Reading...

Tyneside MP backs landmark NHS Bill

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Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has today backed a Private Member’s Bill in the House of Commons that will repeal the Coalition’s competition rules that are driving NHS privatisation at the expense of patient care. Introduced by Labour MP Clive Efford, the National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill would set tough controls on Continue Reading...